Cooper Landing

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Mama Cupcake is a fluffy white Angora rabbit who lives in Cooper Landing. 

On Tuesday afternoon, she was snuggled up with three of her newborns in a big blue bucket.

“I left most of her babies at home, because we’re in the process of weening,” said Rachel Sullivan. She’s the owner of these bunnies and of Hibernation Textiles, a Cooper Landing-based small business.

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A two-mile loop around the Devil’s Creek Trailhead is packed down for the first time for nordic skiing.

Volunteers in Cooper Landing have been grooming the Russian River Campground and Quartz Creek area for over a decade, through a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. 

Anticipating ongoing improvements to the Russian River Campground entrance and a beetle kill mitigation project, the service suggested opening an alternative trail, said David Story, who chairs the town’s Trails Committee.

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Cooper Landing and Moose Pass have been without internet and telephone service since Friday due to damaged lines near Moose Pass.

Trees fell on Chugach Electric power lines early Friday morning, triggering power outages.

Those lines were later fixed, but there are still damages to adjacent TelAlaska lines, which provide local phone service and internet to both communities. TelAlaska had to wait for Chugach Electric to fix its lines before starting on its own repairs, said TelAlaska Marketing Manager Celine Kaplan.

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If you’ve traveled the Kenai Peninsula, you’ve passed Wildman’s in Cooper Landing. If you’ve been hungry after a hike, had to use the bathroom on the way to Anchorage or needed a lift from your boat to your car, you may have even stopped in. Perhaps you never make it past mile 47.5 without pulling over for a waffle cone or cup of Kaladi Brothers Coffee.

Love the place enough and it could be yours, for $1.4 million. Owner Cheryle James put the Sterling Highway mainstay on the market two and a half years ago.

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Alaska grocery store chain Three Bears Alaska has purchased 13 acres in Cooper Landing to build a store there.

Company president Dave Weisz said Three Bears brought the piece of land, on the Sterling Highway, across Quartz Creek from the borough’s transfer facility, from a private property owner last winter. Now, it’s coordinating with the Kenai Peninsula Borough about building requirements.